Love the longer, mostly warmer, days of spring and summer that provide lots of opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors. And after the prolonged winter many of us have had, what could be more welcome. In the spirit of keeping things budget-friendly, here are 14 Plus Fun Kids’ Sidewalk Games that are either free or inexpensive. Even better, lots of the games are ones that the adults will enjoy too.
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Sidewalk Chalk Friendly Games
Sidewalk Pictionary-Teams take turns making creations with the sidewalk chalk and guessing what has been created. The drawing ideas are as endless as the imagination.
Hopscotch-Add some pizazz to your squares with Crayon Neon Glitter Sidewalk Chalk.
Outline the People-You know that fun game where you lay down on the sidewalk and your friend traces around you. And it tickles so much when they draw around you hand and fingers (Sorry, I digress…).
Obstacle Course-Life as Mama has a really cute example of a 2D obstacle course.
Bullseye Bean Bag Toss– Draw a bullseye on the sidewalk or driveway and see who can get the most bean bags on or closest to the target. These Learning Resources Rainbow Bean Bags ought to work well for repeated fun.
Lilypad Hop-Draw some lilypad, stepping stones, etc… spaced apart and let kiddos hop from pad to pad without touching the concrete (pond) in between (Birthday Party Ideas 4 Kids).
Other Sidewalk Fun
Sun Shadow Paper-Put objects on the paper and expose to sunlight for a specific length of time and just follow directions for finishing. So fun to see all the different shapes that you can make from objects that you find in nature.
Bubble Blowing-Here is a 3 ingredient Homemade Bubble Recipe from My Frugal Adventures that is easy to make. Looking to step the bubble blowing up a notch? Check out Housing a Forest’s Rainbow Bubble Snake.
Coin Pitching-Gather a handful of coins and take turns pitching coins trying to land on the other person’s. If you do, you get to add those coins to your collection to toss. You could also do something like the bullseye game mentioned above with the coins.
Sidewalk Painting-Pick up the Crayola Washable Neon Paint or make your own Erupting Sidewalk Paint like Learn Play Imagine does.
Jacks and Marbles
Science Experiments-Give What Absorbs Water Experiment from Hands On As We Grow and Summer Science for Kids from Growing a Jeweled Rose a try.
So now that you are good to go with lots of budgeted-minded activity ideas, it is time to get out there and have some fun.
For more fun with the kids: